NACE Award Nominees



And the Nominees are... 
We're excited to present the NACE One Award Nominees. Click on the Award Category to see the list of nominees 

Event Photography of the Year Award
  • Corporate Event Photography:  Craig Sherod FICP National
  • Corporate Event Photography:  Jodi Harris The Stevie Awards
  • Social Event (non-wedding) Photography: Sandi Campbell Rock the Warehouse
  • Wedding Photography: Kevin Becker, M.Photog.,CPP Hamm Wedding
  • Wedding Photography: All Digital Photo and Video, Jilian and Heath

Catered Event of the Year Award
 
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: The RK Group / Rosemary’s Catering San Antonio TX
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering Enchanted Wedding in the Woods
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Calihan Catering 2017 Field Museum of Chicago Fundraising Gala
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Calihan Catering Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Gala
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Schaffer Bethesdaland 2017 | Schaffer
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Bold Catering & Design Making the Masters
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Dana Blaugrund, CPCE, CWC Wolfgang Puck Catering - Night at the Museum
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Less Than $50,000: AlliedPRA Las Vegas AlliedPRA Las Vegas - NAFDA Off-Site Event
  • Off-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Less Than $50,000: Whim Hospitality The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Client Appreciation Event
  • Off-Premise Catered Event - Budget Less Than $50,000: Jill Heltman Sedacca Family Farm Wedding
  • On-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Venetian Palazzo New Year's Eve in the Floating City
  • On-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Kathy Roberts, CPCE Spotlight Gala
  • On-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: MICHELE POLCI On the Waterfront
  • On-Premise Catered Event - Budget Less Than $50,000: Ajay Chaudhry Rainbow street
  • On-Premise Catered Event  - Budget Less Than $50,000: Catering Works, Inc. A Night in Paris

Event Production of the Year Award
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget Less Than $50,000: Megan Cloman ABI Holiday Party
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Erin Goodell, CHE and the 2017 GN Team Hilton College 2017 Gourmet Night Student Management Team
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Imprint Group DMC, Western Union Hometown Event  
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Jodi Harris KW Vegas Family Reunion
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Valerie Landry Tales of the Cocktail
  • Corporate Event Production - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Hosts New Orleans, a Hosts Global Member NADA Centennial Celebration
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Access Texas A Night at the Sands
  • Corporate Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: iDesign Meetings, A Global DMC Partner (Arin Segall, Houston Event Manager; Katie Proctor, Houston Event Coordinator) Marriott Masters
  • Corporate Event Production of the Year - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Tracey Amernick, CPCE - Cohn Restaurant Group Coasterra | An Electric Evening with MESH
  • Social Event Production - Budget Greater Than $100,000: AmosEvents Symphony Ball
  • Social Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Anna Garcia Addison Reserve Country Club
  • Social Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Innovative Party Planners Talulas Garden Themed Bat Mitzvah Celebration
  • Social Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: WOW MKTG WOW MKTG - Jackson Memorial Foundation Golden Angels Gala
  • Social Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Tina Wright, CPCE La Reboule du Rhône
  • Social Event Production  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Tina Wright, CPCE Sugar Art Fashion Show


Table Presentation of the Year Award
 
  • Table Presentation - Budget Greater Than $200: Hosts New Orleans, a Hosts Global Member Marriott New Orleans NYE Dining Experience
  • Table Presentation  - Budget Greater Than $200: Decor by Design Neverland Garden
  • Table Presentation  - Budget Greater Than $200: Bold Catering & Design Dinner in the Sky
  • Table Presentation - Budget Less Than $200: Christy Jullien, Sales Manager "Fall" in Love with Magnolia
 
Team Event of the Year Award
 
  • iDesign Meetings, A Global DMC Partner (Arin Segall, Houston Event Manager; Katie Proctor, Houston Event Coordinator) E4
  • The RK Group - Rosemary's Catering and Illusions Rentals & Design A Tricentennial Tribute: An Event 300 Years in the Making
  • Tina Wright, CPCE La Reboule du Rhône
  • Argus Events + Marketing, Google Arts & Culture 2017
  • MICHELE POLCI Calvary on the Waterfront
  • Keith Willard Events LLC South Florida Holiday Industry Party

Wedding of the Year Award
 
  • Wedding  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Mallory Bailey An Event Planner's Dream Wedding Come To Life
  • Wedding  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: Kelly Ann Peck New Year's Eve Harlem Renaissance
  • Wedding  - Budget $50,000 - $100,000: AmosEvents Tannenbaum|Pasch Wedding
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Viva Bella Events The Diamonds Are Forever
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Maureen Riebel Black Tie/Cacti Affair
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Elizabeth Quill Wequassett Wedding
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Jo Ann M. Grant from Apropos Creations & Ginia Lucas, MWV from Y-Knot Party Rentals & Floral Design Red Rocks Two Day Multicultural Wedding Celebration
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Bold Catering & Design A Woodland Winter Wedding
  • Wedding  - Budget Greater Than $100,000: Joann Roth-Oseary Gardens of Love Epic Wedding
  • Wedding  - Budget Less Than $50,000: Jennifer S Anderson The Anderson Wedding
  • Wedding  - Budget Less Than $50,000: Keith Willard Events LLC From Hurricane to Backyard Stunner - Residential Home Wedding

Chapter Community Service of the Year
 
  • Chapter Community Service (101+ members): Las Vegas Community Service Committee Las Vegas Chapter 2017 Year of Giving Back
  • Chapter Community Service  (101+ members): New England NACE Women's Lunch Place- A Mother's Day Luncheon with Respect, Dignity and Love
  • Chapter Community Service  (101+ members): Houston Prom Party Palooza
  • Chapter Community Service  (51-100 members): Austin Austin Chapter Community Service of the Year Submission
  • Chapter Community Service  (51-100 members): Phoenix Singleton Moms

Chapter Education Program of the Year
  • Chapter Education Program  (101+ members): Charlotte Chapter -  The Culinary Experience and Imaginative Trends
  • Chapter Education Program  (101+ members): Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware Chapter - Sweet from the Soil Education Program
  • Chapter Education Program (101+ members): Greater Seattle -  Taming of the Social Beast
  • Chapter Education Program  (101+ members): Dallas/Fort Worth NACE -  Finding Your Truest YOU
  • Chapter Education Program  (51-100 members): Alamo Chapter 
  • Chapter Education Program  (51-100 members): Triangle NACE -  Explore. Design. Reimagine. An Artful NACE Meeting
  • Chapter Education Program  (51-100 members): New Orleans Chapter - 2018 TRICENTENNIAL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW ORLEANS' 300TH ANNIVERSARY
  • Chapter Education Program  (51-100 members): Phoenix Chapter -  CVB Panel
  • Chapter Education Program  (51-100 members): Austin Austin Chapter  
  • Chapter Education Program (51-100 members): Greater Atlanta: NACE LEED Certification and Eco-Friendly Events

Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year
 
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (101+ members): Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware -  Must Be the Music Fundraiser
  • Chapter Fundraising Event (101+ members): Las Vegas -  AlliedPRA Together - Spread The Word Nevada
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (101+ members): Greater Seattle  
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (101+ members): Greater Atlanta - Atlanta Tastes and Trends
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (101+ members): Dallas/Fort Worth - NACE Lip Sing Your Heart Out
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (101+ members): Houston - UH Student Chapter Learn & Earn Program
  • Chapter Fundraising Event (51-100 members): South Florida -  Holiday Industry Party
  • Chapter Fundraising Event (51-100 members): NACE Alamo - Alamo NACE's Black Tie Bingo Spring 2017 Fundraiser
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (51-100 members): Phoenix Chapter -  Project NACE
  • Chapter Fundraising Event (51-100 members):  Austin Chapter
  • Chapter Fundraising Event  (15-50 members): Greater Cincinnati Chapter of NACE -  Tool Belt Ball

Chapter of the Year
 
  • Chapter of the Year (101+ members) - Charlotte Chapter
  • Chapter of the Year (101+ members) -  Orlando Chapter
  • Chapter of the Year (101+ members) - Greater Seattle
  • Chapter of the Year (101+ members) -  NACE Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter 
  • Chapter of the Year (101+ members) - NACE Houston Chapter  
  • Chapter of the Year (51-100 members) - Triangle NACE
  • Chapter of the Year (51-100 members) - ALAMO NACE  
  • Chapter of the Year (51-100 members) - Austin Chapter  
  • Chapter of the Year (51-100 members) - Phoenix  NACE
  • Chapter of the Year (15-50 members) - Greater Omaha Chapter of NACE

Chapter Program of the Year
 
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members):  Charlotte NACE - NACE and ILEA Annual Event / Set It. Eat It. Drink It.
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Washington DC Chapter - Apres Ski in DC Holiday Industry Party Featuring DC NACE, PMPI AND SESMA
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware Chapter -  Science of a Ceremony Program
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Greater Seattle - Taming of the Social Beast
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Greater Seattle - Best of the Best
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Orlando - "Building an All-Star Team"
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Greater Seattle - The Art of Cocktail Pairing
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Greater Atlanta - What Drives You? The Atlanta Porsche Experience
  • Chapter Program  (101+ members): Dallas/Fort Worth NACE -  Fall in Love with Fall
  • Chapter Program  (51-100 members): South Florida - South Florida Holiday Industry Party
  • Chapter Program  (51-100 members): Triangle NACE -  Explore. Design. Reimagine. An Artful NACE Meeting
  • Chapter Program  (51-100 members): New Orleans - Past Present, and Future - Your NACE New Orleans
  • Chapter Program  (51-100 members): NACE Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter -  2017 NACE Minneapolis/Saint Paul EDU Conference - Minnesota Made - Midwest Moments of WOW!
  • Chapter Program  (51-100 members):  Phoenix - Tantalizing Tables

George Zell Spirit of NACE
  • Marci Guttenberg  - South Florida NACE Chapter
  • Kay Kolbo - Las Vegas Chapter
  • Kat Creech - Houston Chapter

Member of the Year Award
  • Bonnie Fimiano, CPCE - South Florida NACE Chapter
  • Marci Guttenberg - South Florida NACE Chapter
  • Adam Rineer, CMP, CPCE - Houston Chapter
Student Member of the Year Award
  • Krysten Gunther - Orlando Chapter
  • Katie J. Smith - Greater Denver NACE Chapter
  • Marisa Asadurian  - Northern Arizona University NACE - Phoenix
  • Zachary Stevens - Greater Chicago Chapter
  • Caitlin Fuller - Houston Chapter